Dear Mackenzie Ty,
In just an hour and a half your entire world is about to change. I wish I could somehow assure you the moment they place you in my arms that this change is going to be amazing! I've watched enough "Gotcha Day" videos to know that you will probably feel scared, overwhelmed, nervous, angry, and sad. No matter what your response is to me, or the entire situation, I will tell you wo ai ni (I love you). Our guide, Sandra, told us that you will probably not understand what that statement means since you have more than likely never been told that before. However, I will continue to tell you wo ai ni until you understand and believe it to the core of your being. And in the not too distant future, when you begin to realize that you have so many people who love you and only have your best interest in mind I hope that every scary, sad, or lonely moment you have ever experienced over the past three years will be replaced with a new memory of security, peace, and unconditional love.
I woke up this morning at 2:30am because I was too excited to sleep. You are worth every single piece of paperwork (and trust me, there was a lot), every LONG day of waiting, and every tear I cried because at times the longing to hold you in my arms was too much to bare. Words cannot express how thankful I am to God for choosing me to be your mommy. You are beautifully and wonderfully made, and I am excited to learn all there is to learn about my sweet Mackenzie Ty!
Happy Gotcha Day sweetheart...